The engineers at Bulk Tank Inc (BTI) have developed the MaxxLife Butterfly Valve, which was designed specifically for the pneumatic tank trailer industry.

Stronger, lighter weight, and more corrosion- and abrasion-resistant, the valve features an extendable neck for ease of operation, a one-piece direct-drive stem to disc connection that can range in length from 0 to 36 inches, and doesn't require any connecting adapters, welded parts, or hardware. Valves ranging in size from 3 to 8 inches, a new specially formulated valve seat that will not harden even under extreme temperatures, a super-thin disc design that can increase flow up to 20%, and 100% of all materials manufactured and assembled in the United States.

The MaxxLife Butterfly Valves were designed to resist premature wear, such as top stem seizing up or the seat failing under extreme heat. The MaxxLife Butterfly Valve with extended neck makes hard-to-open and seized valves a thing of the past. BTI guarantees this to be the longest-lasting valve a fleet has ever owned.

MaxxLife valves are built with an all-in-one, specially blended valve seat that can be used for all applications. It is an FDA-compliant, abrasion-resistant rubber that will not turn hard and cause valve failure, resisting temperature extremes from -40 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. These valves feature a special sealing, lubricated top stem design that keeps out corrosion.

The valve is lighter than conventional valves. On a standard 5-inch valve with neck extension, it can weigh up to 10 pounds less than the competition.

BTI's MaxxLife Butterfly Valve will be available in 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, and 8-inch sizes. As with all of its products, BTI unconditionally guarantees this butterfly valve will outperform any similar products on the market today.

For more information, call 1-800-841-5524 (573-518-0600) or visit